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#sundayread for Jan. 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

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unsettled sleep

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

A calm night that is
punctuated by fits of
chest-shaking spasms.

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eat the baby

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Trinket hidden in
ring cake promises either
wealth or choking death.

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scenes from an exhibition

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Canvases show a
vision of warped emotions
in oily relief.

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the long way round

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The journey of a
thousand miles begins with a
question to our peers.

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sugar sugar

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

The sweet stuff hangs out
everywhere we shop, ready
to give a brief high.

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super friendly warm-hearted neighborhood

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Greeted at the store,
in the pews, at the diner,
at the shooting range.

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The Birmingham channel: A light dusting of fun

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Snow flurries in Birmingham. From Randy and Anna.

ESPN feature on Paul Finebaum caller Phyllis from Mulga. From ESPN.

A rainy fall day at Black Creek Park in Fultondale. From Joey Prestley.

A Rodan and Fields sales meeting earlier this month at the Birmingham Marriott (our vertical video of the week). From Emily Pennington.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks last week at Boutwell Auditorium. From Bernie Sanders.

“Rick and Bubba” producer Chris Adler goes to the Bernie Sanders campaign event. From Rick and Bubba.

Oakland heavy metal band Machine Head performs “Descend the Shades of Night” in December at Saturn in Avondale. From Mr. Gamma.

California rock band Eagles of Death Metal performs in September at Iron City on Southside. From esmith2785.

Promo for Birmingham startup Swoul Food. From SmartShoot Global.

“Pray for My City” by Keli, Big Bang, Whittni and Willie. From kenxlmusic.

Megan at Pump It Up last week in Pelham. From Anupam Agarwal.

Atlanta artists Ferragamo Frost and Finesse Team perform at Onyx Lounge in Smithfield. From Dapper Donn.

RV travel vloggers head to Birmingham, wandering around downtown and up to Vulcan. From Wanderlust Estate.

RV travel vloggers visit Rickwood Field and the Civil Rights District while chatting with a homeless man. From Wanderlust Estate.

Birmingham metalcore band Would You Kindly? performs “Sarcophagus” at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Grow Visuals.

UAB student Ophelia Johnson earns a Marshall Scholarship, the second in school history. From UAB News.

A video being shot on location at night in North Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Blackpower Nbham.

More snow from Thursday in Birmingham. From Bill Levey.

A look at “Tuxedo Junction,” a musical based on the early life of legendary jazz musician and Birmingham native, Erskine Hawkins. From Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

Promotional video for Birmingham’s Down in Front Productions. From Down in Front Productions.

San Francisco band the Dodos performs “Ohio” last week at Daniel Day Gallery in Lakeview. From Mark V Media.

Swedish metal band Sabaton performs in October 2014 at Iron City on Southside. From Jeremy Ingram.

Monster Jam earlier this month at the Legacy Arena. From jshlacoste06.

A look at Birmingham-based medical products company Movi. From Telegraph Creative.

Birmingham alt-rock band the Heavy Hearts performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick.

David Fleming of REV Birmingham speaks at January’s Junior League meeting. From the Junior League of Birmingham.

Atlanta metal band Hounds performs in November at the Syndicate Lounge. From ShowDown5.

The DigiTour Slaybells Ice in December at Iron City. From Corin Bischoff.

A teaser for Five-Star Fitness’ 21 Days of Hell program. From Jason Flakes.

Flying into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport at Thanksgiving on a Cessna. From billinga.

A sermon from Joyful News Christian Church in North Birmingham. From Torlise Atkins.

Boston alt-rock band Guster performs “Demons” in February at Iron City. From treser62.

Short film shot in Birmingham, set to “Jealousy” by Roy Wood$. From Ty Obsxura.

Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball beats Thomas More in November’s Coach Connor Classic. From Anthony Wireman.

Commercial for the Ex-Your-Size fitness program from More Than Conquerors Faith Church in Woodland Park. From Posey Visual Arts.

Chartwell Dutiro performs in October at Trim Tab Brewing on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jeffrey Baer.

Jacob Barnett speaks at August’s Ignite Conference at the Alys Stephens Center, an event focusing on special needs advocacy. From Kulturecity.

Mountain Brook Junior High teachers give a shout out to speaker Josh Ochs. From Safe Smart Social.

The Birmingham Youth Fellowship Choir performs in July at the Titusville AOH Church of God. From uspostman.

The Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir performed at the Gospel Music Workshop of America convention in Atlanta in 1984, the first predominantly white group to do so. A crowdfunding campaign could bring the California-based performers back to the event, this summer in Birmingham. From Ray Thompson.

Tim Alexander addresses members of the Birmingham City Council on transportation access for everyone. From Joey Watson.

A promo for Birmingham Kickball. From Cardboard Titanics.

Center Point dance group Birmingham Slayers performs its routine, “King of the Stand Battle” by Poppy Colon. From Morgan Grace Films.

Downtown shenanigans, with bonus drone footage. From Rogelio Hernandez.

Footage from Birmingham locales, plus Muscle Shoals. From Mikey Rockwell.

Documentary “The Bessemer Cutoff” follows Jar’Derrica Kidd, 19, as she speaks on outsiders’ misconceptions of the city and how they affected her perceptions of herself and her peers. From Dillon Hayes.

Tanisha Iman performs at the third annual Transgender Day of Remembrance in November at Covenant Community Church in Center Point. From Maliek Powell.

Promo for Birmingham artist Vibez. From Chasity Herron.

The Psychedelic Furs performs “Heaven” in November at Iron City. From Barry Crane.

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The Birmingham channel

by the morsel

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Dishes of dim sum
glided past with promises
of bliss in each bite.

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#sundayread for Jan. 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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the reverse muse

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

People who don’t write
spew forth word salad brought on
by semi-formed thoughts.

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the invisible locomotive

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Belligerent gales
batter trees, topple people
and roar through the night.

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an estimate of reality

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The doctor will see
you shortly. A service charge
will be included.

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a mass of cells

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Divide and conquer,
you tiny cell. Become a
gift unto the world.

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peak radio

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Stations from coast to
coast. Streaming services with
indentured artists.

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